Our popular Sunday Afternoons Live series returns in the acoustic splendor of the First Church Auditorium. Each Sunday at 4:00 p.m., a wonderful performance by outstanding local and national artists will surely delight all in attendance. Refreshments and light sweets are included in your $25 admission. As always, school-age children are free!
Immerse yourself in the unique sounds of The New York Kammermusiker, a double-reed (oboes, English Horns, bassoons) chamber ensemble that has attracted international attention for their extensive travels and recordings. The members of the group combine a unique repertoire of music from the Renaissance and Baroque through Contemporary eras with an informal stage manner, inviting the audience to know more about the works performed and the instruments used.
Taking advantage of the cozy and friendly atmosphere in the First Congregational Church’s music room, we will try to evoke the old salon concerts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Each piece will tell a story or paint a picture for the listener, starting with the main course, Beethoven’s Sonata op. 81s, “The Farewell,” in which the composer vividly depicts the parting of a dear friend in three movements titled The Farewell, The Absence, and The Return. From there, we will enjoy many shorter pieces, like an spontaneous string of encores, with personal remarks about each piece along the way.
A Two of Harps loves sharing the enchantment of their two magnificent instruments totaling 94 strings, and the fun of making music together. Harpists Wendy Kerner and Teresa Mango created programs that have taken them to diverse settings throughout the Northeast.
Known for his blazing technique, jazz guitarist Ron Petrides joins forces with renown Austrian saxophonist and flutist Gottfried Stoger, bass virtuoso Ratzo Harris and a Grammy nominated drummer and producer Gerry Gibbs.